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How bad is Collin Klein's injury?

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10:18 AM ET 11.04 | In the aftermath of Kansas State's 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State that kept the Wildcats -- No. 2 in the BCS -- undefeated, the biggest question involved the status of quarterback Collin Klein, who didn't play the fourth quarter because of an apparent arm injury. "He obviously was injured, or we wouldn't have taken him out," K-State coach Bill Snyder said. No program keeps injury information closer to the vest than Kansas State, so specifics weren't offered. Klein spent the fourth quarter on the sideline. He was seen chatting with teammates while watching reserve Daniel Sams bring the victory home, kept his hands in his jersey pockets and didn't appear shaken. That Klein didn't spend the remainder of the game in the locker room might be interpreted as positive. But again, who knows?

Kansas City Star

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November 4, 2012  12:13 PM ET

Jeesh....not one comment concerning the leading candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy?
Does not bode well for tv ratings for a Bama-Kansas State BCS championship game.

November 4, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Gotta hate it for this kid he,s the heartbeat for this team and Bama , K State would be a great matchup, hope it,s not to serious

November 4, 2012  02:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gotta hate it for this kid he,s the heartbeat for this team and Bama , K State would be a great matchup, hope it,s not to serious

Hope it's not serious as well but sure wouldn't mind if it kept him out of next weeks game at TCU. Yeah, Colin, take the next game off and rest up for Baylor and Texas.

November 4, 2012  03:18 PM ET

This is the expected outcome for running QBs, sooner or later.
That's why they don't transition well to the NFL. They get hammered and hurt; see Vick, RGB111, and Tebow if he plays enough QB will eventually get hurt, not to mention many others in the past who flashed for a season or two but then got hurt.
Klein is a good college QB, but will he be able to transition to the NFL unless he stays in the pocket?

November 4, 2012  03:23 PM ET
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Klein is a good college QB, but will he be able to transition to the NFL unless he stays in the pocket?

That's why he is a good College QB...same for Johnny Football at TAMU. If they stayed in the pocket, their passing wouldn't be as successful...puts the D in a quandry when they play pass and then the QB runs for 30-40 and a TD...

November 4, 2012  04:13 PM ET

Injuries are a part of the game. If K-State is only Collin Klien, then they weren't contenders anyway.

That said, good luck to him. He is a great player.

November 4, 2012  04:40 PM ET

If the unthinkable happens and Alabama loses, I'll be a Kansas State fan and pull for them to win it all.

November 4, 2012  07:05 PM ET
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If the unthinkable happens and Alabama loses, I'll be a Kansas State fan and pull for them to win it all.

I think you have to forfeit your SEC card for publicly declaring support for a non-SEC team.

November 4, 2012  08:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I think you have to forfeit your SEC card for publicly declaring support for a non-SEC team.

I think he has already forfeited the card just for posting that.

Unbelievable....

LOL

November 4, 2012  08:44 PM ET
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That's why he is a good College QB...same for Johnny Football at TAMU. If they stayed in the pocket, their passing wouldn't be as successful...puts the D in a quandry when they play pass and then the QB runs for 30-40 and a TD...

Of course, it works in CFB, but who has made it work over time in the NFL?
And, even in college, most of them only play two/three years, 25-40 games, while in the NFL they play that many in two seasons, so the probabilities of an injury are increased by the number of games.

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November 4, 2012  10:46 PM ET
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This message is for all the FN NCAA regulars, and will be repeated by me on all NCAA threads for tomorrow 11/5/12:Our FN friend, The Colonel (O-6), is doing poorly after recent heart surgery. His FanMail sent to me (11/4 @ 1700):"GTH, let others know, massive one, have been in hosp for quite awhile, 5 stints, not too promising for much future, may or may not return, let everyone know, thanks."Fellows, try and remember our Kentucky fan, The Colonel, in your thoughts and prayers. GTH.

All my prayers are with the colonel..hopefully u will come back here..GO UK! GO UK! GO UK!

November 4, 2012  10:52 PM ET

Hang in there colonel....we all miss you!

November 5, 2012  04:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This is the expected outcome for running QBs, sooner or later. That's why they don't transition well to the NFL. They get hammered and hurt; see Vick, RGB111, and Tebow if he plays enough QB will eventually get hurt, not to mention many others in the past who flashed for a season or two but then got hurt.Klein is a good college QB, but will he be able to transition to the NFL unless he stays in the pocket?

This is why Manziel scares the hell out of me. Someone needs to teach that kid to slide or go out of bounds or do something do avoid contact before someone takes his head off. But, damn, he is fun to watch!

November 5, 2012  04:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This message is for all the FN NCAA regulars, and will be repeated by me on all NCAA threads for tomorrow 11/5/12:Our FN friend, The Colonel (O-6), is doing poorly after recent heart surgery. His FanMail sent to me (11/4 @ 1700):"GTH, let others know, massive one, have been in hosp for quite awhile, 5 stints, not too promising for much future, may or may not return, let everyone know, thanks."Fellows, try and remember our Kentucky fan, The Colonel, in your thoughts and prayers. GTH.

Oh my god! Just now saw this, had wondered where he had been. I'll say a prayer for 0-6, and if you're reading this, get well soon, brother! Hope to see you back here before too long. We've all missed you!

November 5, 2012  05:50 AM ET

Here's to the Colonel, prayers and best wishes for a solid recovery!

 
November 5, 2012  07:53 AM ET
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I think you have to forfeit your SEC card for publicly declaring support for a non-SEC team.

The whole SEC fanbase pulling for each other is a myth, from what I have seen. The people that cheer "SEC" do it as a child chants something just to annoy someone... in this case the rest of college football fans.

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